Sports briefs: Everett may stand soon

Less than two weeks after doctors feared Kevin Everett would never walk again, the Buffalo Bills’ tight end will be transferred to Houston today to begin the next phase of his rehab following a life-threatening spinal cord injury. “They’re very confident he’ll be walking very soon … in the next days or weeks, not months,” Dr. Barth Green said.

Landis stripped of Tour title

Nearly 14 months after his victory in the 2006 Tour de France and the following allegations that he took a banned synthetic testosterone during a dramatic stage win, Floyd Landis has had his most notable accomplishment wiped from the books. A three-person arbitration panel — in a 2-1 vote — upheld the doping accusation against the winner of the inaugural Tour of California, meaning Landis must serve a two-year suspension that is retroactive to Jan. 30, when he voluntarily withdrew from racing. However, the panel severely criticized the French lab that analyzed Landis’ samples, calling its practices “sloppy.” San Francisco attorney Christopher Campbell, a former Olympic wrestler picked by Landis to sit on the panel, was the only arbitrator to dissent and he blasted the decision in a 26-page dissent. Landis called the ruling “a blow to athletes and cyclists everywhere" and maintained he is innocent.

Other Sportssports

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

From left, California state Sen. Milton Marks, Sen. Nicholas Petris, Assemblyman John Knox and Save San Francisco Bay Association co-founders Esther Gulick, Sylvia McLaughlin and Kay Kerr watch Gov. Ronald Reagan sign the bill establishing the Bay Conservation and Development Commission as a permanent agency in 1969. (Courtesy Save The Bay)
Sixty years of Saving San Francisco Bay

Pioneering environmental group was started by three ladies on a mission

Temporary high-occupancy vehicle lanes will be added to sections of state Highway 1 and U.S. Highway 101, including Park Presidio Boulevard, to keep traffic flowing as The City reopens. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Transit and high-occupancy vehicle lanes coming to some of The City’s busiest streets

Changes intended to improve transit reliability as traffic increases with reopening

Tents filled up a safe camping site in a former parking lot at 180 Jones St. in the Tenderloin in June 2020.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Proposal for major expansion of safe sleeping sites gets cool reception in committee

Supervisor Mandelman calls for creation of more temporary shelter sites to get homeless off streets

A surplus of	mice on the Farallon Islands have caused banded burrowing owls to stay year round instead of migrating, longtime researchers say. <ins>(Courtesy Point Blue Conservation Science)</ins>
Farallon Islands researchers recommend eradicating mice

The Farallon Islands comprise three groups of small islands located nearly 30… Continue reading

Once we can come and go more freely, will people gather the way they did before COVID? <ins>(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner file photo)</ins>
What happens when the pandemic is over?

After experiencing initial excitement, I wonder just how much I’ll go out

Most Read